Classic Everest Trekking is considered an extensive trekking of the Himalayas, which incorporates all of nature’s splendour in the form of the world’s most impressive mountain range. Stunning peaks of Nepal such as Kwangde, Nuptse, Amadablam, Gaurishankar, Everest and Lhotse are viewed in their glory as one heads towards the Everest Region. Classic Everest Trekking is considered the most popular and sought after package preferred by trekkers coming to Nepal. Situated in the eastern region of Nepal, this area is protected by the Sagarmatha National Park, established in 1976, covering an area of 1148 square kilometres. This park, composed of some of the most scenic areas in Nepal, boasts rugged terrain and dramatic gorges within the Himalayas and offers trekkers the unique experience of absorbing all this natural beauty in this location. Altitude ranges ranges from 2845m above sea level (9330ft) to the top of the world, Mount Everest, standing at 8848m above sea level (29 028ft). In Nepal, Mount Everest is called ‘Sagarmatha’, “the goddess mother of the world” and has remained the greatest attraction in Nepal by nature lovers, trekkers and climbers wanting to face that ultimate challenge. Solukhumbu, the heartland of the Everest Region, is an integral part of the Himalayan mystique and adventurers worldwide, vote this area as one of the top destinations to visit.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for the trip
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sivalaya(1770m/10 hours)
Day 04: Trek from Sivalaya to Bhandar (2190m) 6 hours
Day 05: Trek from Bhandar to Sete (2175m) 7 hour
Day 06: Trek from Sete to Junbesi (2675m) Via Lamjura-La Pass (3530m) 8 hours
Day 07: Trek from Junbesi to Nunthala (2190m) 7 hours
Day 08: Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa (2350m) 6-7 hours
Day 09: Trek from Bupsa to Phakding (6 hours)
Day 10: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441m) 5-6 hours
Day 11: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3860m/6 hours)
Day 13: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4360m/6 hours)
Day 14: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche
Day 15: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m/5 hours)
Day 16: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and EBC (5367 m/10 hours)
Day 17: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545m) and stroll back to Pheriche(4240m) 8 hours
Day 18: Trek from Pheriche to Namche (6-7 hours)
Day 19: Trek from Namche to Phakding (2610m/4 hours)
Day 20: Trek from Phakding to Lukla (3 hours)
Day 21: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 22: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for the trip.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sivalaya (1,770 m), 10 hrs.
Day 04: Trek from Sivalaya to Bhandar (2,190 m), 6 hrs.
Day 05: Trek from Bhandar to Sete (2,175 m), 7 hrs.
Day 06: Trek from Sete to Junbesi (2,675 m) via Lamjura-La Pass (3,530 m), 8 hrs.
Day 07: Trek from Junbesi to Nunthala (2,190 m), 7 hrs.
Day 08: Trek from Nunthala to Bupsa (2,350 m), 6 - 7 hrs.
Day 09: Trek from Bupsa to Phakding, 6 hrs.
Day 10: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m), 5 - 6 hrs.
Day 11: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,860 m), 6 hrs.
Day 13: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,360 m), 6 hrs.
Day 14: Acclimatization Day at Dingboche.
Day 15: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930 m), 5 hrs.
Day 16: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and EBC (5,367 m), 10 hrs.
Day 17: Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5,545 m) and stroll back to Pheriche (4,240 m), 8 hrs.
Day 18: Trek from Pheriche to Namche, 6 - 7 hrs.
Day 19: Trek from Namche to Phakding (2,610 m), 4 hrs.
Day 20: Trek from Phakding to Lukla, 3 hrs.
Day 21: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 22: Final Departure from Kathmandu.
What's included !
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
- Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three or four star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
- All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
- Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek
- Licensed English speaking guide.
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
- Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
- Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
- Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
- Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.
- Down Jacket and Sleeping bag during the trek (should be returned to us)
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses.
What's not included !
- Nepal visa fee 40 USD for a month. Nepal visa can be obtained at your country in Nepalese consulate office before arrival in Nepal or you can get Nepal visa after arrival in Kathmandu airport.
- International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Excess baggage charges.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (Due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (And also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
- Travel, Trekking and Helicopter Rescue insurance.
- Personal high altitude medicines, first aid kits, equipments, gears, cloths etc.
- Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge of camera or mobile, extra porters if you wish to take, mineral water, Shower etc).
- Tips for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal since long though this is not obligation if your trip is not satisfied with our staffs.
What is trekking ?
Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.
Is trekking good for me ?
In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.
Do I need a guide? By the way, I have already trekked or hiked before ?
You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.
How difficult is trekking and climbing ?
Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.
Is travel insurance necessary ?
Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.
What types of permit are required for trekking ?
It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.
How long do we walk each day during the trekking ?
During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.
What type of accommodation is provided during the trekking ?
Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.
Will I have to carry my own luggage ?
Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.
Were the trekking routes damaged by earthquake 2015 ?
Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.
What are the best places to go trekking in Nepal ?
There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.
Should I tip guide and porter ? How much should I tip ?
It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.